Surgical Indication? I had a recent MRI that show C5-6 broad-based right posterior central disc protusion extending 3 mm beyond the endplate margins with right ventral cord flattening and mild attenuation of the thecal sac on the right, 8 mm AP. And, mild to moderate right and mild left neural foraminal stenosis, predominantly due to uncinate hypertrophy; mild facet arthropathy noted. My Right arm burns along the Radial Nerve and I have noticed some atrophy of the Supra and Infraspinatus muscles. And oddly enough, I am having difficulty swallowing. Does this present as a surgical consideration or would there be another option..? Does the swallowing problem have any relation?
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